Too Dark? Too Light?
        Just Right!
How to Take Better Pictures!

         Charlene Chausis
          Technology Trai...
1. Focus
• Camera relies on the focal point


       Camera “how to” images from Kodak.com
To Focus
• Press the shutter
 half-way,
 then
 finish the shot
 when ready.
Focus tips
• Zoom in,
 press half-way,
 then
 re-frame the shot.
2.
Modes / White Balance

 (what’s on the dial?)
Modes
Auto mode




• Usually good results – cameras are pretty “smart”
Landscape mode (mountains)




 • Good for long distance shots
 • Enhanced colors and contrast,
   sometimes slower shutte...
Sports mode (running man)




• Get ready for the score! Press and hold half way...
• Try panning, keeps subject focused.
Night mode (moon/stars)




• Open the iris to let more light in
• Flash, if used, only lights the foreground
Problems with night mode
• Out of focus?
• Camera shake?
Problems with night mode
• Out of focus?
• Camera shake?
 – Hold your breath,
 – Use a tripod/hard surface, or
 – Use the ...
More on modes....
• “Beach/Ski” closes the iris
 (too much light)
• “Sunset” maintains the reds/
 averages dark
• “Indoors...
3. Composition
  • Rule of Thirds



http://www.flickschool.com (Marco Antonio Torres)
Composition
• Rule of Thirds
• Zoom in!
Composition
• Rule of Thirds
• Zoom in!
• Perspective/leading lines
Composition
• Rule of Thirds
• Zoom in!
• Perspective/leading lines
• Patterns
Composition
• Rule of Thirds
• Zoom in!
• Perspective/leading lines
• Patterns
• Framing
Tips/Advice?

•   Practice
•   Share
Online Photo Fun
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
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  1. 1. Too Dark? Too Light? Just Right! How to Take Better Pictures! Charlene Chausis Technology Training & Integration Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL 5/6/09 NICE Potpourri of Programs
  2. 2. 1. Focus • Camera relies on the focal point Camera “how to” images from Kodak.com
  3. 3. To Focus • Press the shutter half-way, then finish the shot when ready.
  4. 4. Focus tips • Zoom in, press half-way, then re-frame the shot.
  5. 5. 2. Modes / White Balance (what’s on the dial?)
  6. 6. Modes
  7. 7. Auto mode • Usually good results – cameras are pretty “smart”
  8. 8. Landscape mode (mountains) • Good for long distance shots • Enhanced colors and contrast, sometimes slower shutter speed
  9. 9. Sports mode (running man) • Get ready for the score! Press and hold half way... • Try panning, keeps subject focused.
  10. 10. Night mode (moon/stars) • Open the iris to let more light in • Flash, if used, only lights the foreground
  11. 11. Problems with night mode • Out of focus? • Camera shake?
  12. 12. Problems with night mode • Out of focus? • Camera shake? – Hold your breath, – Use a tripod/hard surface, or – Use the self-timer!
  13. 13. More on modes.... • “Beach/Ski” closes the iris (too much light) • “Sunset” maintains the reds/ averages dark • “Indoors” (light bulb) balances yellow lighting
  14. 14. 3. Composition • Rule of Thirds http://www.flickschool.com (Marco Antonio Torres)
  15. 15. Composition • Rule of Thirds • Zoom in!
  16. 16. Composition • Rule of Thirds • Zoom in! • Perspective/leading lines
  17. 17. Composition • Rule of Thirds • Zoom in! • Perspective/leading lines • Patterns
  18. 18. Composition • Rule of Thirds • Zoom in! • Perspective/leading lines • Patterns • Framing
  19. 19. Tips/Advice? • Practice • Share
  20. 20. Online Photo Fun http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
  21. 21. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/
  22. 22. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ ! tor tiva Mo
  23. 23. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ zine aga er ! M Cov
  24. 24. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ ding ! Tra ds Car
  25. 25. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ ding ! Tra ds Car
  26. 26. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ ! dge a B e am N
  27. 27. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ e! dg a B me Na
  28. 28. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ er ! ion apt C
  29. 29. http:bighugelabs.com/flickr/ rd ! oa Billb
  30. 30. Online Photo Editors • http://www.resizr.com • http://www.picnik.com • http://www.phixr.com
  31. 31. http://www.resizr.com
  32. 32. http://www.resizr.com
  33. 33. http://www.picnik.com
  34. 34. http://www.picnik.com
  35. 35. http://www.picnik.com
  36. 36. http://www.picnik.com
  37. 37. http://www.picnik.com
  38. 38. http://www.picnik.com
  39. 39. http://www.picnik.com
  40. 40. http://www.picnik.com
  41. 41. http://www.phixr.com
  42. 42. http://www.phixr.com
  43. 43. http://www.phixr.com
  44. 44. http://www.phixr.com
  45. 45. http://www.phixr.com Speech Bubbles! Annotate Photo effects
  46. 46. http://www.phixr.com
  47. 47. http://www.phixr.com
  48. 48. http://www.phixr.com
  49. 49. http://www.phixr.com
  50. 50. http://www.phixr.com
  51. 51. More Fun!
  52. 52. Pixenate.com
  53. 53. lunapic.com
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